William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
April 1908

Milwaukee County Police Department

These diaries are a mixture of work and family affairs of William Bramwell Sizer. William was on the Milwaukee Police Department and a member of the Sherman Street Methodist Episcopal Church, later transferring their membership to Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church and died in 1916. The diaries give a pretty good view of life in the years involved. The diaries were given to me for presentation on this site by family members see contributors page.

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APRIL 1908

35 deg. Cloudy. Southeast wind. Damp. Rain at 11:30 to 12:30. PM- partly clearing. High NW wind. 1:45- Went to Sec'ys office. Paid our tax money. Went to Ross & Shefft & pd. $100.00 on piano. Went to Mil. Nat'l Bank & got Law Book.

21 deg. Fair. HIgh NW wind. Cold. snow flurries at 6:20 AM. Very cold all day. Sent abstract & application to Sec's office for leaon of $600.00, Met F. W. Suelflow at 26th & Hadley at 3 PM. Talked to him about loan for $500.00. Promised to let me know Sat.

26 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Litzkow & Ed. Heinrich commenced on basement on 34th St. this morn.

32 deg. Fair. E wind. Asked perm. to go to Secy's office. Went at 8:45. Back at 10:15. Signed note & Mtge. Got check for $600.00. Went to Richter & Dicks, Pd. $300.00 Mortgae & Int. on lots on 34th St.

45 deg. cloudy. Southerly wind. Rain all forenoon. PM- Partly clearing. Wind W.

36 deg. Fair. High SW wind. Rain towards eve. Al Schwartz & Ed. Jeske worked on cellar on 34th St.

34 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Cold. Election Day Stationed at 34th & Wright Sts. Rained all PM & Eve. Home at 11:30 PM. 570 votes cast Rose elected.

32 deg. cloudy. N wind. Cold & damp. Minnie Birthday-47 yrs. old. Minnie goes to Port this PM with Dora. Litzkow goes back to Cutler Hammer Co. Hired Ed Jeske & Al Schwartz to finish cellar.

29 deg. Fair. SW wind. Cool. Drew vacations. I got Sept. 18 to 28.

46 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warmer. OHC & wife return from Rochester, Minn. Traded Vac with Hutchison & again with Schnell. Now I have May 31st - June 10th.

36 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Cool. Our wedding day- 25th Anniversary. Ada got a surprise for us. Minnie came home this morn. Frank Maechtle came with her. 8 PM- Mother Post came, Mr. & Mrs. Cappon, Mr. & Mrs. Porter, Mr. & Mrs. Towsley, Dr. & Mrs. Lewis, Mr. & Mrs. Lindow, Ida. Had a very pleasant time. The last one went home at 11:40.

36 deg. Fair. SE wind. Chilly. Warmer at noon. 1:45 PM- orders to go to Union Cemetery. Staid there till 4:30.

40 deg. Fair. NE wind. Chilly Warmer at noon. Frank Maechtle goes home. Carpenters started work on house on 34th St.

44 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warmer Eve.- Night officer bro't Dis. Warr for Annie Mauske, 2445 Hadley to be served in the morn.

40 deg. Cloudy. High NE wind aprng up early this morn. Growing colder. Went to 2445 Hadley, Annie Mauske. Subp. witnesses & went to Sta. Stolzenfeld sick. Sent his Warr. to me. I am to cover his beat. Schnell on mine. In court at 9 AM. Left court, 10:30. PM- Arrested Moritz Levinson 3128 N. Av., Lehnhoff, comp. Viol. Child Labor Law. Bro. JL came to stay over night.

30 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind cold. In court at 9AM with Levinson. Found guilty. Fined $25.00 & cost.-$29.16. Left court, went to Sta. 5 at 12 o'c. Home at 12:25. Back to beat at 1:40. Went to Gd. Av. Church with Ada. JL came home with us. On Stolzenfelds beat.

36 deg. Fair. E wind. Very chilly. On S's beat. Jake came & grafted our Apple Tree. Went home in eve. Ada & I went to Gr. Av. Church- Heard Bishop Bashford on china Missions. J..L. came home with us to stay all night, Wesley Maechtle came to stay a few days.

40 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Rain . PM- clearing & warm. On S's beat.

50 deg. Fair. Easter. NW wind. Very pleasant. On S's beat. 11 AM- wind chgd to NE. Cooler.

50 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. On S's beat. Bro. JL's birthday. 48 yrs. old.

32 deg. Fair. SE wind. Chilly. White frost. on S's beat.

54 deg. fair. Raw wind. Very warm at noon. On S's beat. Mail at 1:45.

54 deg. Fair. Wind chgd to NE. Growing cooler. On S's beat. PM- light shower. Mail at 2:45.

50 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Rain all night. On S's beat. Showery all day. 7:45- Arrested John Meulendyk at 33rd & Elm. D & Dis. (Susky said he was being initiated into the Christian Science Church).

56 deg. cloudy. Southerly wind. Rainy. On S's beat. In court at at 9 AM with Meulendyk. Case cont. till Monday & M. sent to Emerg. Hosp. Back to beat at 10:40 AM.

46 deg. Fair. W Wind & very pleasant. Grass growing fine. On s's beat. Got election dollar. PM- cloudy. Rain toward eve. Rained hard all eve.

40 deg. cloudy. High Sw wind. Showery all day. On S's beat. Muelendyck Case- Went to Emergency Hospital, took Muelendyk to court. Had him placed under $35.00 bond for 10 days. Atty. Geilfuss is making an application for guardianship over him.

34 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cool. On S's beat.

34 deg. Fair. Cold N wind. PM- showery. On S's beat. Mail at 1:45- Notice of Pension Board Meeting & letter for Thos. Schultz. Met Mayor Rose & the Board of Public Works at 32nd & Fond du Lac. 9 PM. Arrested Nic Sreil 652-30th St. at 33rd & Brown. Lying on walk drunk. Sent him to Sta. 3. Ada tel. for wagon.

34 deg. Fair. Av min temp for Mo.-39 deg. N wind. Cool. On S's beat. IN court at 9 AM with Steil. $ 5.00 & cost-$6.58. Mayors office, 10 AM. Organized pension board. Mayor Rose, Pres., Janssen Secy.Schoenecker- ex-offio Treas. Back to beat at 10:55. Checks at 2:45.

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